Tag Archives: winter

Good Health eNews: February Edition

The middle of winter can be dreary, making it way too easy to fall into a rut. The freezing weather, piles of snow and unexpected sleet are enough to make anyone want to hibernate and indulge in less than healthy…

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Quinoa gets transformed into comfort food

In the midst of one of the snowiest and coldest winters we have had in Michigan in many years, I can’t stop craving comfort food. Unfortunately, eating my go-to feel-good dishes like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried chicken…

Food

The secret to pain-free skiing all winter long

The silver lining to all this snow? Waking up on a weekend morning to fresh powder and heading out to hit some of Michigan’s ski slopes. But sometimes cutting through the black diamond trails for a day can mean a…

Fitness

 

How cold is too cold for kids to play outside

With the Polar Vortex sweeping across the Midwest for the second time in less than a month, it can feel like winter is forcing us Michiganders to hibernate until March. For those with children, the winter months bring a whole…

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8 things I learned from my holiday run streak

Well, I did it. But I don’t think I’m really “done.” I’m referring to the holiday running streak, which I wrote about back in November; a pledge to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving Day through New…

Fitness

Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome Walking Program (With Video)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is quite the land of its own. With culture, weather, and scenery incomparable to the rest of the Mitten state, the U.P. is a beautiful area with an even better community of residents. No stranger to an…

Fitness

 

Relief for Dry Eye Syndrome

You don’t need us to tell you that winter in Michigan means dealing with harsh dry air. Unfortunately, that type of environment doesn’t just make your skin flaky, it can also leave your eyes feeling dry and irritated. This condition…

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Snow biking takes over Northern Michigan

In Northern Michigan there is a trend taking hold of the cycling community–not a new product per se, but definitely an adventure gaining momentum. Fat bikes have been around since the late 1980’s in Alaska and are now the fastest…

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Don’t be SAD this winter. Exercise to fight the winter blues!

When you’re experiencing the winter blues, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but research shows it can be one of the best things to improve your mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression…

Mental Health